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Vincent J. "Johnnie Pollock" Bugajczyk
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1893, Poland
Death: Nov. 19, 1967
Iowa Hill
Placer County
California, USA

Mother's maiden name: KOLAK

Birth: Bulin, Poland

Died: At age 74

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Memories of Johnnie Pollock

Johnnie Pollock was actually named Vincent J. Bugajczyk, but no one could pronounce his last name. He was from Poland, so he became Johnnie Pollock to the folks in Iowa Hill, Placer Co., California, where I grew up.

Since the Czech and Polish languages are similar, my grandfather Frank Yonash and Johnnie Pollock used to try to chat with each other to ease the pain of being separated from their home countries and families.

Johnnie loved kids and whenever he saw one of us he would come over to shake hands inevitably, there was a quarter in his palm for the kid to have.

Johnnie Pollock had an old Model T coupe (or maybe an A I never could tell the difference). The folks in Iowa Hill were always playing tricks on each other. One day someone painted "half fast" on the back of Johnnie Pollock's Model T, which of course was a play on words and hilarious to everyone, including Johnnie.

One of his favorite sayings was "Holy smoke" and this is engraved on his headstone.

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Inscription:
"Holy Smoke"
 
Burial:
Old Iowa Hill Cemetery
Iowa Hill
Placer County
California, USA
 
Created by: iowahillgal
Record added: Jan 07, 2012
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Vincent J. Johnnie Pollock Bugajczyk
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Vincent J. Johnnie Pollock Bugajczyk
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Vincent J. Johnnie Pollock Bugajczyk
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- V
 Added: Feb. 18, 2012
Thanks for the memories, Johnnie.
- iowahillgal
 Added: Jan. 8, 2012
 
 
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